How do the bandsaws work?
The bandsaw is made up of two rotating wheels at the top and bottom of the machine. These wheels drive a band of continuous metal. This band has sharp teeth cut into it and when rotated these teeth cut the material. Depending on what the blade is designed to do it will have different shaped teeth and a different number of teeth.
This mechanism if fully enclosed for safety. There is an adjustable blade guard which allows the user to expose a small part of the blade